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Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Knight of Wands Keywords

UPRIGHT: passion | adventure | impulsiveness

REVERSED: haste | scattered energy | frustration | delay

Knight of Wands Description

The Knight of Wands is depicted astride his horse, clad in full armor with a yellow robe adorned with salamanders, signifying a strong association with the element of fire, indicative of passion and energy. His helmet, embellished with red plumes, adds to the fiery and dynamic aura surrounding him. In his right hand, he holds a wand that is sprouting, symbolizing the vigor and enthusiasm that drive his pursuits and actions. The horse, reared up on its hind legs, embodies readiness and eagerness to launch into action.

The card's backdrop features a hot, arid landscape with distant mountains, consistent with the suit of Wands' themes of adventure and challenge. This setting underscores the Knight's affinity for bold and energetic endeavors, portraying him as a figure of action, courage, and determination, ready to charge ahead with his plans and ambitions.

NOTE: The tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider-Waite deck and Decoding The Cards

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Decoding The Cards goes further than keywords and traditional interprations by providing exercises for each card in the tarot.

The exercises this book are designed to challenge you to delve deeper into the meanings of each card, as well as consider your own personal experiences in relation to the traditional meanings.

Knight of Wands Upright

The Knight of Wands takes the inspiration and excitement we saw from the Page of Wands and goes for it — here, we move from the inception of an idea to inspired action! When this card appears in a reading, the message is that the time is now!

The Knight of Wands is charismatic and can quickly rally others to join him — whether it be a helping hand or a cheerleading squad. He’s excellent at networking with others and can always find someone to come to his aid. 

The Knight of Wands is also a wanderer, moving from one creative project to another. He also denotes travel and adventure.

The Knight of Wands can sometimes be reckless, acting first and thinking later. He can be impulsive and impatient, which isn’t always for the best.

Knight of Wands Reversed

The reversed Knight of Wands may appear in a reading when you are in the midst of a deeply personal project that only you know about. 

It can indicate a lack of direction and focus and feelings of being overwhelmed with tasks that seem to never get completed. 

The reversed Knight of Wands could also indicate external roadblocks, such as financial or personal limitations that are preventing you from achieving your goals. When faced with the reversed Knight of Wands, take a moment to re-evaluate and make sure you’re focusing your energy in the right direction. With the correct approach and tenacity, you can eventually overcome any obstacle. 

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